Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Panchi Aise Aate Hai

Date :
Directors : Bipin Deosthale & Ramprasad Kamath
Production Managers : Siddharth Toshniwal
Playwright : Vijay Tendulkar
Form : Stage Play
Type : Semester Production

Cast :
Sutradhar (Anil Kapoor) : Manan Rastogi
Saru ke pita (Anna) : Abhishek Singh
Saru (Saraswati) : Rajul Jain
Saru ki maa : Shubhra Kumar
Saru ka bhai (Banda) : V Srinivas
Saru ka pati : Sumeet Gupta
Chota Baccha : Siddharth Toshniwal

The Play :
The play is about a simpleton girl, Saraswati (Saru), who is overdue for marriage. Despite the best attempts by parents to find her a suitable boy and get her married off - she is rejected by every suitor that comes along. The consequent frustrations have strained relations between everyone in the family. Enter!! A stranger who claims acquaintance with the family by virtue of having lived in their neighbourhood. He very quickly charms the parents who broach her daughter’s problems with him. He talks her into realizing that she need not be bogged down by others’ opinion of her and encourages her to think of herself as attractive. His tricks work and the family is ecstatic about the marriage but Saru reveals that she loves the stranger and not he suitor who accepted to marry her. Amidst the emotional confusion the stranger overcomes his love for Saru and yet again manages her to consent to the marriage as per her parents wishes. Years later the stranger and Saru’s paths cross again when the stranger comes to know that Saru has named the child after him.

The play is characterized by its narrative style – where the narrator (stranger) controls all that happens in the play. He freezes the flow of the scenes, interacts with the audience, plays around with the actors and then sets up the scene. Although, it appears that the narrator is the central character to the play it is just to the extent that he guides along the play and helps each of the other character develop completely as the play goes by.

The Brochure:
to be printed soon...

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